internetheaven - 9:42 am on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
many ignorant marketing managers and newbie seo people like pagerank since its an easy signal for them to see ...
I'm assuming that the constant repetitions of the word "ignorant" in that paragraph were directed at webmasters that fixate on Pagerank instead of rankings? Or do you think anyone that pays attention to the green bar for any reason is "ignorant"?
jekko & mrguy: you're forgetting that even if google drops the green bar from their toolbar, the fact the patent is dying will simply mean that another company (Alexa?) will create a pagerank tool which link sellers/buyers/exchangers will use.
The green bar is not hard to calculate for any company that wants their toolbar on people's desktops. Either google keeps a hold of that or they don't.